Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

Dental Crowns and Bridges – Top Natural-Looking Restoration Techniques

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns and bridges are permanent prosthetic devices used to correct problems such as weakened, damaged, or missing teeth. Unlike removable dentures, crowns and bridges are attached to existing teeth with cement and cannot be removed for routine cleaning. Before a dental crown or bridge is created, the affected teeth must be prepared. First, the dentist reduces the size of the natural teeth to make room for the device. Next, impressions of the teeth and gums are made so that an exact mold is available for the dental lab to create the crown or bridge. If the crown or bridge is to be made from porcelain, the dentist will determine the exact color of the patient’s other teeth. While permanent prosthetic teeth are being created at the lab, patients will wear a temporary dental crown or bridge. When the permanent device is ready, it will replace the temporary one, and be cemented into place.

What Can a Dental Crown or Cap Do?
Crowns are useful for the following situations:

  • Weak, fracture-prone teeth
  • Insufficient tooth structure to support a filling
  • Severely damaged teeth
  • Bridge attachment
  • Covering for a dental implant
  • Cosmetic restoration
  • Protect teeth after root canal treatment

What Can a Dental Bridge Do?
Dental bridges can solve the following problems:

  • Missing teeth
  • Gaps caused by tooth shifting or rotation
  • Bite problems

Dental Crowns and Bridges: How Long Do They last?
Many dental crowns and bridges last a lifetime, but they can become loose or detach from your teeth over time. To increase the longevity of your crown or bridge, practice good oral hygiene, avoid chewing hard foods, and see your dentist in Ocala regularly. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy will reduce the chances of dental disease and bone loss that can cause dental prosthetic devices to fail. To learn more about dental crowns and bridges, make an appointment with an affordable dentist to discuss your options.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

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Patient Reviews
Office staff is great, comfortable and educated with great knowledge of assistance in the field of dental issues.
Pebbles V.
They are great. My only complaint is my own fault. I never floss!!!! Lol. They are so nice and very good at the cleanings. Sarah is the best
Brandon J.
Everyone is very friendly and informative!
Lindsay E.
I had another great experience having my periodontal maintenance cleaning performed by Sarah. She takes her time to do a very thorough and comfortable procedure. I would definitely recommend Sarah […]
Joseph V.
Absolutely love my dental hygienist (Sarah) . She is one of the best that has ever treated me.
Susan L.
Jennifer and Melissa are the Best, very Helpful… i Highly recommend this office!
Paula R.
All the staff, from the front desk, to financial, to hygenists, to Dr. Larkin, have all been exceptional. They have consistently made my children feel comfortable and safe (my daughter actually said […]
Brynne L.
I have found the entire staff to be kind and caring! Jennifer is always helpful and kind and Judy rocks!!!
Stacie S.
My family and I love the staff and especially the office manager. She makes sure that we are taking care of and the environment is family friendly. We love our dentist family❤️
Isaac W.
Friendly staff, prompt appointment time, treatment plan explained, scheduling for services easy.
Delaina B.
Absolutely love Sara she does an amazing job on my teeth- I’m very happy with the service they provide!
Annie B.
Sweet and kind dentist
Joel M.
Very friendly and efficient. Prompt service. Didn’t push unnecessary products or procedures
Peter G.
Friendly and caring staff
Delaina B.
Caring, skilled professional staff that takes great care of their patients!
Barbara K.
Dr Chan is very patient and professional. Maidelyn is friendly and gave me the instructions I needed to know for my temporary crown.
Dang P.
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with a tooth extraction in preparation for an implant. The entire process was thorough, efficient and overall pleasant considering the type of work done.
Dale V.
Dr. Torres is a dynamo and my hygenist is professional and friendly.
Patricia P.
I am completely satisfied with the level of atention and care I’ve gotten from both the staff and Dentist.
John B.
Everyone at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road is professional, friendly and courteous. Thanks especially to Dr. Torres for his attention to detail, and to Jenny for her precision and knowledge.
Dave D.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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